A grand house in the heart of Northbridge is transformed into a new home for a small growing family. The design is influenced both by the Federation bones of the house as well as the Mediterranean reinterpretations of houses that typify the street. A concrete canopy on clustered columns references the Italian influences, whist within the house the original fireplaces have been incorporated into the replanned bathrooms and en suite. The extension is a contrast of dark chocolate bricks with bold colours and marble surfaces. Timber windows and doors are housed in aluminium framing, further referencing this marriage of design influences.
Connection between inside and outside is critical in this design with the narrow external areas borrowing from the open internal areas and the internal spaces borrowing from the external.
The project included the design of all cabinetwork through-out and a set of loose furniture to compliment the fixed furniture, this included wardrobes, credenza and a study desk. The colours and materials were playful and vibrant to match to tones and material selections of the home.